Haven't even had the car a month yet and I took the HID plunge. Traded my '10 TSX for the Accord and missed them alot.
Tried the CrystalVision halogens. Light output was ok, but as you can see, it still was very yellow when comparing to my LED strip bulb replacement:
However, there were slightly whiter than the stock bulb:
But alas, as you all said, they were not HIDs. So I went with the DDM Tuning kit. Couldn't go wrong for $40 (I got the 4500K 35w kit).
Install was easy, just mounted the ballasts to some other wires in the engine bay. Not alot of working room on the drivers side near the battery but I got it done in less than an hour.
At first sight I was happy to see HIDs again. They blend much better with the LED strip bulb I put in from CHH:
Yet I thought they were more on the blue side than the white side (as Glen Has mentioned. I have to agree).
Cutoff seemed a bit higher than the halogens, but that might just be me being self conscious about having glare towards other drivers. Took a short trip and didnt get flashed though.
However, I was convinced that they were MUCH bluer than OEM. So I took them to compare to my friends TSX:
Confirmed. MUCH MORE BLUE. Almost makes the TSX look like yellow halogens here (accord is on the right above, and obviously the left below):
So I'm less than thrilled. Contacted DDM and they said they have a new bulb (which I got) that has a "hint" of blue. Apparently they no longer have the "older bulb" which was more white. If I wanted blue I would have ordered a higher kelvin, no? Based on how blue they are, I wonder if their 3000k bulbs would be more of what I am looking for! (Kidding. Kind of.)
Thoughts/suggestions? Really didn't want to shell out $100 but looks like I may be heading that way. Should have saved the $40 and bought the good kit from the beginning...